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HP Compaq 530

Specifications

HP Compaq 530Notebook: HP Compaq 530
Processor: Intel Core Duo T2400
Graphics Adapter: Intel Graphics Media Accelerator (GMA) 950
Display: 15.4 inch, 16:10, 1280x800 pixels, glossy: yes
Weight: 2.7kg
Price: 500 euro
Average Score: 80% - good
Average of 2 scores (from 4 reviews)
price: 83%, performance: 60%, features: 50%, display: 65% mobility: 45%, workmanship: 75%, ergonomy: 55%, emissions: 80%

Reviews for the HP Compaq 530

90% HP 530 Notebook
Source: Inside HW English
It is close to perfect business notebook: fast CPU, enough memory, decent autonomy and low price. Did we mention that you get Windows Vista Business with it? This model can get job done as good as most of pricier models but without all those fancy accessories. HP 530 is a real budget saver.
Sehr gut, Leistung gut, Mobilität gut, Preis gut
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 09/20/2008
Rating: Total score: 90% price: 80% performance: 80% mobility: 80%

Foreign Reviews

Will ich Billig?
Source: c't - 16/08 German
Comparison, , Long, Date: 08/15/2008
Rating: performance: 50% features: 70% display: 80% mobility: 30% ergonomy: 40% emissions: 80%
HP 530 KP479AA
Source: Notebookjournal German DE→EN
User Review, online available, Medium, Date: 06/02/2008
Rating: price: 80% mobility: 40% workmanship: 80%
70% HP 530 KP479AA T2600
Source: Notebookjournal German DE→EN
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 05/16/2008
Rating: Total score: 70% price: 90% performance: 50% features: 30% display: 50% mobility: 30% workmanship: 70% ergonomy: 70%

Comment

Intel Graphics Media Accelerator (GMA) 950: Intel Graphics Media Accelerator 950 is an integrated (onboard) graphic chip on Mobile Intel 945GM chipset. It is a faster clocked version of the GMA 900 and supports no hardware T&L (Transform & Lightning) accelleration (which is required for some games).

These graphics cards are not suited for Windows 3D games. Office and Internet surfing however is possible.

» Further information can be found in our Comparison of Mobile Graphics Cards and the corresponding Benchmark List.


Intel Core Duo: Double Core processor with a very good relation of performance to current consumption. The 2 MB L2 Cache are used together by the double. The maximum capacity of 31 watts is only 4 watts more than with the Pentium M (predecessor). Both cores are lowered automatically and independently of each other by speed steps down to 1 GHz. In addition it now supports also SSE3 instructions. At least it is just as fast as a equivalent Pentium M. With applications, which were designed for multi-processors, the performance can be nearly twice as fast as with the Pentium M (e.g. CineBench around 86% fast)


T2400: » Further information can be found in our Comparison of Mobile Processsors.


15.4": 15 inch display-variants are the standard and are used for more than the half of all notebooks. 15.4 inch display with 16:10 are the standard for notebook displays. Nowadays, more and more 16:9 displays with 15.6 inch appear. The reason why so many people like displays with medium size is, that this size is not exhausting for the eyes, does not need too much energy and the laptops can be kept quite compact.» To find out how fine a display is, see our DPI List.


2.7 kg: This notebook is lighter than the average of all notebooks. It is too heavy for sub-notebooks. 14 inch displays are normal for this class of weight.


HP: The Hewlett-Packard Company, founded 1935, commonly referred to as HP, is a technology corporation headquartered in California, United States. HP specializes in developing and manufacturing computing, storage, and networking hardware, software and services. Major product lines include personal computing devices, enterprise servers, related storage devices, as well as a diverse range of printers and other imaging products. Other product lines, including electronic test equipment and systems, medical electronic equipment, solid state components and instrumentation for chemical analysis. HP posted US $91.7 billion in annual revenue in 2006, making it the world's largest technology vendor in terms of sales. In 2007 the revenue was $104 billion, making HP the first IT company in history to report revenues exceeding $100 billion. Market share regarding sales of personal computers in 2007 (market research IDC): HP 18.9 %, Dell 16.4 %, Acer 9.9 %, Lenovo 7.5 %, Apple 5.7 %

HP reviews


80%: This rating is not convincing. The laptop is evaluated below average, this is not really a recommendation for purchase.


» Further information can be found in our Notebook Purchase Guide.

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HP Compaq 530
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Author: Stefan Hinum, 2008-06- 7 (Update: 2012-05-26)